Monday, September 14, 2015

stitchy knitty empty nest again

I have a stitching finish!  Shocking, I know.  :D

Margaret Cottam Mystery Sampler by La D Da
called for threads and linen (except for linen being 40ct)

I'm so glad I found this one languishing in my UFO pile.  I do love it!

I've also worked on my mitered square blanket, usually while watching the US Open.


I'm well into the 4th row now.

We had to say goodbye to the boy child once again -- time for him to go back to college.


I can't believe it's his last year of college.  How did that happen?  Here's to a good senior year!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a good week!



33 comments:

Angie said...

Hi Margaret! Your stitched Margaret is lovely. I seem to measure time by how fast our kids grow up. I can not believe your young man is already on his last year of college! Good luck to him! You have Mia to keep you company:)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful finish on Margaret--she has entered my WIP/PhD/pile. Can't believe your son is in his last year of college--how did that happen? Miss Mia always entertaining

nikiad.blogspot.gr said...

Lovely finish , Margaret - congratulations !!!!! I love the colours of your mitered square blanket !!!!!!
Good luck to your son !!!!!
Mia is so cute !!!!!!
Niki

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great sampler! Your knitting is beautiful...love all the wonderful colors! Wow, what a finish for poor Serena! It was painful to watch...but made for some really good tennis. I can't believe your young fellow is in his last year...how did that happen? As always, Mia looks so comfy...loving here down time.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Vickie said...

Good for you on this finish. She is sweet.
I remember your son heading off to college for the first time. :)
I can just feel the soft fur of Mia. Sweet thing. Give a little hug for me.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your finish! She is lovely! Your blanket is gorgeous. Best wishes to your boy child! Where did that time go?

Robin in Virginia

krayolakris said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! Is your son on a fast track? It can't have been 3 whole years already? This years's Women's Open was just too exciting! Poor Serena! Looks like it wore Mia out!

CathieJ said...

Senior year is bittersweet for the parents because you really don't know whether they will ever really be coming home to stay again. My son is in his last year of his PhD in Stanford 3000 miles away and my daughter is now living in Boston (a 4.5 hour drive away from us). We are truly empty-nesters. I love your sampler by the way.

Anna van Schurman said...

I can't believe your son's a senior either. I remember complaining about my college roommate having a college age daughter--and now she's graduating too! Where does the time go?

woolwoman said...

Look at that little Mia hamming it up for the snap ! so cute. Wow - I cant believe your DS is in his senior year. Does he know what he wants to do with his life? is he pursuing a musical career? Love your Margaret Cottam - such a sweet little sampler. YEAH for a finish and your afghan is coming along. such great colors. Hope the US open is going your way. Have a great week ! Mel

Annie said...

What a pretty sampler! Cool that you share a first name, huh?

Pretty hard to believe your son is a sr. I feel like I must have been reading your blog forever!

Starting to cool off down here. That blanket will come in handy before long. Better keep those needles charged up!

Jackie said...

There's no way he's been in college three years already!

MC looks wonderful! Your mitered square blanket looks great too. Each square feels like a finish.

Mia is turning into a total camera ham! How old is she now? If E has been in school 3 years, I'm guessing she is 4 or 5.

Melissa said...

Oh, I see Mia is really into the camera thing now. She's posing. That's so cute!

I love your new stitchy finish. I have this in my stash and it will be one of the things I know I will stitch one day! (ha - there's always hope!)

Jeannine520 said...

The last year?? What?! I can hardly believe time has gone that quickly. Frightening!! Congratulations on your lovely Miss Cottam, so pretty! That Mia sure is a doll.

Mary said...

Is it really the start of your son's senior year?? He's definitely gotten older, though I'm sure his mother hasn't.....

Love, love, love Margaret Cottom! I'm sure it feels good to have a bonus finish under the belt.

Vicki said...

No way it's your son's last year of college, where has the time gone? Your stitching finish looks terrific and I love the blanket!

Marie said...

Beautiful sampler!
I made a stop at Webb Yarn in MA and now have a bunch of yarn....just need to decide what to make with it.
Wishing your DS a successful final year. I was always sad when my sons returned to school.

marly said...

What? SENIOR year? No sir! Hard to believe. Lovely sampler and fabulous blanket.

Beth said...

Wow times flies! A senior already. I thought about you last week thinking that you'd be watching tennis on TV.

Susan said...

Wait a minute--you have UFOs????

And how can this be senior year? Seems like yesterday that your son was auditioning.

Ranae said...

Beautiful sampler finish and beautiful Mia as always

Mary Ann said...

Margaret is a very lovely finish, and I love the colors of your mitered square blanket!!

Annette-California said...

His senior year already? WOW that time did go by fast. I'm happy for him this being his last year of college. Congratulations on your beautiful sampler finish!
Your blanket is so beautiful and will be super warm for winter.
love Annette

Evelyne said...

Beautiful finish on your sampler.
Here also a empty nest, my tree grandchild's and daughter were here for a vacation.
Now it is very quiet here!

Have a nice stitching week,
Evelyne

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

A lovely finish! Love the mitered squares also and hello to Mia!

Marsha said...

Margaret is such a nice sampler. Glad to see you finished her it took me forever to finish mine.
There is NO way your son is a senior! And NO way my GS is in fifth grade! No way! Hmpf!

Brigitte said...

Margaret, your finished sampler is just beautiful. One must love it when looking at it, all the lovely colours and motives. Have you already chosen your next xtitching project? And nice progress on your knitting.
Wow, already your son's last year in college. Time is just flowing faster and faster it seems.

Nicki said...

Beautiful stitching. Congratulations! :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love Margaret Cottingham...have it too...but not finished. Alas...
Goodbye to the boy child and hello Senior year...unfathomable. I cannot believe that is where he is in college. My goodness...time flies.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats on the finish. Beautiful.
Love the kitty pictures.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Carol said...

Oh, I'm shocked that your son is in his final year of college--I remember when he started!! Hard to believe he'll soon be job hunting...

Your finished sampler is lovely, Margaret--such beautiful colors in this one :)

Hope your September is going well!

Sally said...

Wow your finish is stunning Margaret! So beautiful.

Hope your son enjoys his final year of college.

Hello to sweet Mia :)

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous finish, Margaret, so lovely to see some of your stitching again.